NEW ORLEANS — Hundreds of true crime aficionados descended on New Orleans Friday for the opening day of CrimeCon, an annual convention highlighting scandalous or underreported crimes and the people who shed light on them.
The convention started at noon with attendees flooding into Podcast Row. Podcasters from popular shows such as Oxygen’s Martinis Murder and regional podcasts such as Southern Fried True Crime met with fans and took selfies in front of their booths.
But one of the booths on Podcast Row was for a show that isn’t out yet.
Tegna (WWL-TV’s parent company) is planning to launch True Crime Chronicles on June 24. The podcast digs into the archives of Tegna stations around the country (including WWL, Tegna owns 49 TV stations in 41 areas) and talks with the people involved, from reporters to witnesses and prosecutors.
Jessica Noll, a podcast host and producer, was covering cold cases in Georgia when